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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Juror's 'Satan' Barb Invalidates $18M Award ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds asked the Florida Supreme Court Monday to throw out an $18 million damages award for a deceased smoker’s family because a juror failed to disclose his views that tobacco companies are “leeches” and compared them to Satan in
Law360
added Nov 28, 2017 19:45
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million in Man’s Death

An appeals court Wednesday ordered cigarette makers Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay a full $1.5 million in damages in the death of a longtime smoker. A Broward County jury in 2015 awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Nov 23, 2017 02:26
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hit With $1.3M Verdict at Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer Death

Florida jurors awarded nearly $1.3 million to the widow of a Marine Corps veteran for the role they found R.J. Reynolds and its cigarettes played in his death. Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL. The award includes $930,000 in punitive damages
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:32
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Contests Method For $9M Sanctions In Engle Suits

The Wilner Firm PA, which was sanctioned last month along with Farah & Farah PA, said the sanctions order was issued without a prior order to show cause that would have given the firms an opportunity to object to the methodology used to calculate the sa
Law360
added Nov 17, 2017 23:06
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Florida appeals court throws out $12 million tobacco verdict

finding that the trial judge wrongly denied the jury a readback of testimony. The unanimous three-judge panel of the Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District, ordered a new trial in the case brought by the estate of a longtime smoker who died fr
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:46
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[Florida] Smoker's Deadly Cancer Began in Lungs, Not Elsewhere, Dr. Concludes in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A 42-year-old Florida smoker likely died of lung cancer that spread to her brain, a cancer specialist testified Wednesday, despite scant remaining medical records surrounding her treatment, as trial over the woman’s death continued against R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[Florida] Tobacco trial underway in Historic Courthouse

During a break in the trial, Judge Dennis Craig of the 7th Judicial Circuit talks to expert witness Robert N. Proctor Nov. 9 in the Volusia County Historic Courthouse. The case, Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., came out of a massive class-action
West Volusia (FL) Beacon
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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